Nick is taking a first block class at school and I am so thankful he can drive himself! Much easier then last year when I had to drag everyone out of bed first thing in the morning and hang around town for an hour and a half every day!!!
I learned a few years ago it was better for us to ease back into a full day then it was to jump in with both feet to do everything. So for the next couple of weeks we will be working on a few subjects and work our way up to a full schedule. I do wish that this year I would've started the first day with something fun as I think we would have had a better day that way but we did add in some fun activities Tuesday and Wednesday.
For the first time in years I forgot to take first day of school pictures. Nick had class in the morning, the girls and I ran some errands and we didn't start school until after lunch. So I forgot. I am going to try and remember to take some tomorrow and just call them beginning of the school year photos.
Week 1 in our Homeschool
Bible: We are on Vol 4 of Answers for Kids and worked through 6 lessons this week.
History: We did lessons 1 and 2 of America's Story Vol 3 on Theodore Roosevelt 3 Progressive Presidents.
A couple of weeks ago I received a review of a Paddington Bear literature study from Branch Out World. The girls and I did 3 days of activities. We did not have a chance to do day 4 and 5 activities so this week we did some of those.
Art: Paintings of Paddington Bear using shaving cream.
Science: We made our own shaving foam using peroxide, food coloring, water, yeast, and "washing up liquid" and watched it rise. This was a fun experiment!
Math: Anthony, Christian, Lily, and Emmie completed 3 lessons in Math Lessons for a Living Education. Alex started lesson 2 of Math U See Pre-Algebra and Nick completed lesson 1 of Math U See Pre-Calculus.
We read a couple of chapters of The Unseen Guest (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place Book 3) during the school day as well as before bed and decided that our next non fiction read aloud will be Milton Hershey from YWAM.
Reading: Emmie worked on Reading Eggs and did corresponding lessons in her new Reading Eggs workbook (upcoming review.)
Other Activities this Week:
Most of the children's after school activities will not start up again until after Labor Day so most evenings were spent at home this week! I did have Mom's Night Out Monday night. Lily read Emmie her bedtime story (apparently she didn't want to hear a made up one from her daddy.) Lily had piano lessons on Thursday. Nick and Alex had a Teen leader 4 h back to school event Friday night and attended an outdoor Christian concert with a local youth group Saturday night and I was very thankful again that Nick can drive!
Emmie made a Lemonade Stand this week. She was outside several days "selling" lemonade for .15 a glass in our backyard. She sold a few cups and then gave the rest away for free.
Christian has been busy working with his goat. Only 2 weeks until the fair. Alex started trimming hooves tonight and hair cuts start tomorrow.
|Jessie is trying to escape|
This year's chickens have started laying eggs! We have 2 laying so far only 21 left to go!
I hope you had a great week!